You love your mother every day, but there’s only one day a year set aside specifically to honor her: Mother’s Day. And that all-important holiday is approaching fast! How can you express to your mother—who kissed your skinned knees, cheered you on, and helped make you who you are today—that she means the world to you?
It takes more than a generic greeting card and a handful of posies. That’s the reason over 40% of consumers are looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift. You want something meaningful that your mom will treasure for the rest of her life! Something that will bring her tears of joy.
Celebrate with video and make a heartfelt homage to the incredible woman you simply call “mom.”
Here are 5 Mother’s Day video ideas to help you join with your mother’s closest friends and family to deliver a one-of-a-kind Tribute to your mother on her special day:
- Tell Your Best Story
- Answer a Single Question About Mom
- Make Your Mother's Day Video a Family Affair
- Host a Mother's Day Video Viewing Party
- Gift Your Mother's Day Video in a Card
1. Tell Your Best Story
It’s said that once we’re gone, only our stories remain. This Mother’s Day, bring your mom’s stories to life by creating a video montage of her friends and family telling their favorite tales about her. Fill her Mother’s Day with the warmth and laughter of those special times, told first-hand by the people who experienced them with her.
Want to make your Tribute more meaningful? Capitalize on the visual power of video by having participants share photos and memorabilia as they tell your mother's story, making the walk down memory lane even more scenic for your mom.
2. Answer a Single Question About Mom
A little more structured than an open-ended story, but no less impactful, have everyone answer the same question about your mom. Maybe it’s, “What’s your favorite thing about mom?” or “What is something mom does that makes you laugh?” A single question can help organize your video under a common theme, creating a truly cohesive Mother’s Day video message.
We recommend each person's video be no more than 1 minute long, so you can include a larger number of participants.
3. Make Your Mother’s Day Video a Family Affair
It’s great to include friends, but if you have a tight-knit family, this is the perfect occasion to make a family-focused Mother’s Day video message all about her role as a mother.
A family-only video is a deeply thoughtful group gift for empty nesters, moms with adult children, and grandmothers whose grandchildren don’t live nearby. The number of participants isn’t as important as the sentiment. Sometimes the best Mother’s Day video ideas include a small family Tribute.
4. Host a Mother’s Day Video Viewing Party
You’re already using video to create a truly meaningful Tribute to the woman you all love. Why not throw her a little video party to reveal her gift? You can even use video conferencing to let your mom’s VIP friends and family watch her receive her Tribute. That way, everyone can share in the laughter and tears. (82% of our video recipients have reported shedding tears of joy!)
Pick a theme and ask participants to join in. The sky is the limit on viewing party ideas.
5. Gift Your Mother’s Day Video in a Card
A greeting card is a sentimental keepsake, and there’s no reason you can’t incorporate an extraordinary card into this Mother’s Day gift. Make it a video card. Tribute offers a 4” or 7” LCD video card containing your beautiful video so mom can display her gift and watch it over and over.
The Best Mother's Day Video Made Easy
While planning the perfect Mother’s Day video, consider giving yourself the gift of simplicity. At Tribute, our video process makes video montage creation quick and easy:
- Invite friends.
We send the invitations with all the information your friends and family need to participate.
- Collect videos.
We provide the prompt for your participants to make a video and upload it.
- Compile the video.
We make it easy for you to drag and drop the collected videos into any order you like and then share the final Tribute video.
- Get premium service (optional).
Let one of our concierge editors manage the project and compile your final Tribute video.
Your mother is special, and she deserves the very best. It might be a tall order to gather her most important friends and family in person for Mother’s Day. But you can have her loved ones wrap all their love and well wishes into a video that celebrates her. This year, make sure your mother gets some of the kudos she deserves. Mix your own Mother’s Day video ideas with messages from close friends and family to create the best Mother’s Day gift ever!